Witty, female-empowering and full of cool action, The Spy Who Dumped Me is an exciting movie full of good-natured fun, suggests David Edelstein of Vulture. Kate McKinnon does a fantastic job at portraying the smart and uniquely quirky Morgan, who is a secret agent. Self-deprecating to a hilarious extent, her brand of comedy is refreshing and approachable. Her co-star, Mila Kunis, who is slightly more put-together, offers the normalcy needed for a perfect wacky partnership. With plenty of fight scenes to go along with the comedy, The Spy Who Dumped Me is an easy-going summer spy film that all can enjoy.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is another comedic take on the spy genre that falls flat in delivering both the humor and action necessary to pull off such a film, infers Keith Watson of Slant Magazine. Excessively gory and brutal at random times, the film can’t seem to decide on whether it wants to be a violent action movie or an easygoing comedy. Clunky action and far from revolutionary humor hold it back. This kind of film has been done before in far better ways that leave The Spy Who Dumped Me squarely in the shadows. Girl humor and fight scenes aren’t incompatible, but they really fail to combine here.